What are Courses?

Learn more about courses in Nexudus.

Courses help you provide educational content and training material to your customers and staff via the Members Portal. Courses are a combination of three units: 

Courses are the final product that includes course sections and course lessons. Course sections are the learning units that help you define the structure of your courses and group your course lessons. Course lessons are the building blocks of your course sections that contain specific training material or educational content needed to complete your courses. 

Courses 

Courses are the frame that hold course sections and course lessons. Your customers complete courses to learn something new. Prior to creating a new course, you should think about two key points: 

  • The Audience of the Course

You need to know who will follow your course to know what you should include in the course. Knowing your audience helps you narrow down the learning or training content you need to create. 

For example, if you want to create a course on meditation, figure out if you want to reach complete beginners or people who are already familiar with meditation practices.

  • The Learning Goals of the Course 

Providing a clear idea of what your customers should know or be able to do by the end of the course is a great way to keep them engaged. People want to get something by the end of their course, whether that is a new skill or knowledge. 

For example, if you know that you want to introduce your customers to meditation, the course learning goal could be starting their meditation practice. 

If you want to create a course to learn HTML and CSS, the course learning goal could be having a responsive web page ready. 

Course Sections 

Course sections help you build the structure of your courses and let you group lessons. You create sections according to the different steps or milestones you want your customers to reach within the course.

Each section helps you customer get closer to the course's learning goal. You want your customers to finish each section with more knowledge or skills compared to when they started. 

For example, if you offer a meditation course for beginners the different sections could be: 

  • What is Meditation?
  • Preparing for your First Meditation Session
  • Your First Guided Meditation Session
  • Reflecting on your First Meditation Session
  • Implementing Meditation as a Regular Practice

Each section clearly states what customers can expect to learn or do. Each section will contain one or several lessons that provide detailed information and step-by-step content. In this case, after each section, your customer should be one step closer to the course's learning goal.

 A rule of thumb when creating courses is to alternate between informational and actionable sections to keep your customers engaged.

Course Lessons 

Course lessons are the individual building blocks of your courses in Nexudus. They are learning units that your customers complete to chip away at a concept or a skill defined in each course section. 

For example, Preparing for your First Meditation Session for a meditation course could include the following lessons: 

  • Preparing your Meditation Space 
  • Understanding the Meditative State 
  • Finding the Right Meditation Posture
  • Clearing your Mind for Meditation

Each lesson breaks down one of the substeps customers should complete to reach the section's goal: being prepared for their first meditation session.

 

Check out our tutorials to start building courses in Nexudus: 

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